If you look at the picture, you'll see a man, a woman and a child in it. Would you like to know who they are and why there are shirts, trousers, dresses, hats, suits, coats, shoes and other things all over the place? The man's a friend of mine. His name's Oleg. He just graduated and is now getting ready to go to his home town. He's going to work as a doctor at a hospital which was built a few months ago.
You can see his little son busy packing. Some of his toys have already been packed in a box and he's putting the rest of them in it. Oleg's wife, a young woman of about twenty-two, is busy packing things, too. What's she doing now? She's closing a suit-case.
She must also go and get some food, but she won't go shopping until all the things have been packed.
Oleg's writing his new address on the last box. As soon as he finishes writing it, all the boxes will be taken to the railway station. The taxi's already waiting at the door. So he's hurrying.
You can't see his mother in the picture. She's making supper in the kitchen. In an hour and a half their friends will come to say good-bye to Oleg and his family and wish them a happy life in the new place.
- Hallo, Peter. How are you? Where were you a few days ago? I rang you up, but there was no answer.- Didn't you know I was in Saint Petersburg? I only came back last night.- I see... How did you like it there?- The city's wonderful.- Did you have enough time to go sightseeing?- I'm afraid I didn't. There are so many places of interest in Saint Petersburg, you know, so many palaces, museums and monuments! I couldn't see all of them.- That's a pity, isn't it?